Summer Reading Program 2018

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"Libraries Rock"

Reading doesn't stop when the school year is out! Have a rocking good time at the Kirkendall Public Library all summer long.

Summer Reading  Program Calendars

Ozzie RockstarView printable PDF calendars below or view the online city calendar with all Library events.


New! Reading Logs are available online via the Beanstack App!

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Story Times in the Park

Story Times will be offered outdoors at various parks in Ankeny this summer! In the event of rain, story time will be held at the library in the meeting room.

  • Tuesday, June 5, 10 AM: Georgetown Park (Corner of NW Georgetown Boulevard & NW Ash Drive)
  • Tuesday, June 19, 10 AM: Sawgrass Park (2222 SW 36th Street)
  • Tuesday, June 26, 10 AM: Sunset Park (1320 SW 3rd Street)
  • Tuesday, July 10, 10 AM: Sunrise Park (506 SE Peterson Drive)
  • Tuesday, July 17, 10 AM: Somersby Park (816 SW Springfield)
  • Tuesday, July 24, 10 AM: Northcreek Park (Corner of NW 13th Street & NW Irvinedale Drive)
  • Tuesday, July 31, 10 AM: Hawkeye Park (400 NW Ash Drive)

Outdoor Story Times at the Library

  • Tuesday, Aug. 7, 10 AM: Library
  • Tuesday, Aug. 14, 10 AM: Library

Children's Programs & Activities

  • Lego Club
  • Open Art Studio
  • Open Play Time
  • Special Entertainment Programs
    • Magician Jonathan May
    • Funny Guy Brent Allan
    • Storyteller Will Stuck
    • Musician Carole Stephens
  • Partner Programs
    • Blank Park Zoo Programs
    • Science Center of Iowa - Global Soundscapes
    • Saving Our Avian Resources (SOAR)
    • Polk County Conservation
  • Hula Hoop Party Open House
  • Dog Training Programs
  • Movies
  • Kids Hatch, Coding and STEM programs
  • Yoga & more!

View the event calendar for program times and descriptions.

Teen Programs & Activities

Teen programs are for kids entering sixth grade and up.

  • Book Clubs
  • Crafts
  • Board Games & Game Nights
  • Lessons from the Holocaust Program
  • Henna Tatoos
  • Balloon Twisting
  • Movies
  • Yoga
  • Bingo
  • Teen Hatch, Retro Gaming & more!

View the event calendar for program times and descriptions.